I like the idea of Inspiration Monday.
Monday’s often get the short end of the stick
But they are fraught with potential!
Welcome to Inspire Me Monday
A place to share your creative inspirations
Sharpen your creative vision and
Showcase your creative talents!
I invite you to inspire others and
Nurture your creative spirit by
Joining our Creative Blog Hop!
To participate, simply join my creative community and
Follow the guidelines at the end of this post!
What’s Inspiring You This Week?
Here’s What’s Inspiring Me…
Inspiration For Artists
Meet The Elephant Painters
I am not referring to people who paint elephants.
I am talking about elephants who paint art!
Yes, you heard me right.
No, I have not lost my mind!
It was during a recent visit to Novica
That I learned about the Elephant Painters,
An amazing group of artistic pachyderms
Led by none other than Ramona,
Their Prima Donna Artist
Who hula hoops and shoots baskets too!
I realize this sounds a bit fantastical.
Prince Charming had to see it to believe it.
I’m sure a few of you might need to as well,
So, without further adieu –
I bring you this week’s must see video!
Inspiration For Writers
Sitzfleish And Flash
Debra – Pure And Simple
That’s what my husband says when I say
Strange sounding words in his presence!
But Debra from Pure and Simple explains that
Sitzfleish is a German word that refers to
One’s ability to sit still and get to the task at hand.
Mastering the Art of Sitzfleish
Can mean the difference
Between aspiring to be creative
And successfully creating!
Be sure to read Debra’s wonderful article this week!
Inspiration For Bloggers
Friendship Friday is a special meme
That offers you the chance to
Foster friendships with other bloggers
While showcasing your uniqueness
And growing your social networks!
This week you’re invited to stop by and share the
Best blog post you read this week!
I know you’ll be inspired by the bloggers
And posts I featured this week!
The Biannual Blogathon Bash
June 22-25, 2012
Are you ready to take your blog to the next level?
Does your To Do List need tackling?
Would you like to improve the quality of your blog?
If so, join me for The Biannual Blogathon Bash!
Details are on the spotlighted post!
Inspiration For Food Lovers
I recently purchased a few Mini Muffin Pans.
I’ve wanted them for a long time.
I couldn’t wait to break them in!
The first recipe I made was Brownie Bites.
They turned out fabulous and are the perfect size!
Give them a try the next time you want a burst of chocolate!
Highlights From Week 21
Charlene – A Pinch Of Joy
Recipe: Bacon Potato Salad
‘Tis the season for salads, sandwiches, picnics…
And the perfect potato salad!
I loved Charlene’s recipe for many reasons
Bacon not withstanding!
What I loved most was her research and tips on
How to create a perfect, firm salad –
It’s all in the types of potatoes you use!
Patsy – Heartworks
Art Journaling: Our Inheritance
Patsy is an incredibly talented mixed media artist and
Woman of faith who shares her art journals on her blog.
This week, as she painted and wrote about the Apostle Paul,
Who is one of her heroes of the faith.
She encouraged me with these words from her journal:
Whatever our situation in life,
Perhaps we are getting older,
Or maybe we have some sickness that
Prevents us from going out
And serving in a full time ministry,
Or we are a stay at home mom,
Taking care of small kids
And home schooling them,
We are very important to God.
He can use us,
Where we are,
With the gifts we have!
I trust that her words will encourage you too!
Tat – Mum In Search
Essay: What If I Can Live The Way I Dance?
Art: Flamenco Dancer by Willy Biaggi
I love questions.
Questions can change the way you think.
Questions can change the way you see the world.
Questions can change your life.
This week, I encourage you to reflect on the questions that
Tat raised in her wonderful essay:
What’s that thing in your life that makes your heart sing?
What can you do to channel that same joy,
Same energy into everything else you do?
What if I can live the way I dance?
Talent is timeless.
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Inspire Me Monday – Week 21!
Inspire Me Monday #22 – Week Of June 4, 2012
Now it’s time to share your inspirations! You can participate in Inspire Me Monday in the following ways:
1) Share “What’s Inspiring You” by creating your own Inspire Me Monday post! You can include any creative challenges you’ve discovered – any books or quotes you love – any bloggers who have inspired you – anything that has inspired you and will inspire us too!
2) Share your creative projects with us! You’re welcome to link up your Arts & Crafts projects – your Recipes – your DIY, Home Décor and Organizational Ideas – your original Writing, Music & Photography – you get the idea!
3) Visit the participants – share some comment love – let them know what’s inspired you!
When you link up, be sure to include the Inspire Me Monday button and a link back to this post on all of your entries so that your readers can join the fun! The blog code is on the side bar if you need it!
Be sure to link directly to your Inspire Me Monday Posts and Creations using the permalink to the individual posts – not your blog’s home page URL – so that participants can easily find and comment on your creations!
The party will remain open all week so have fun sharing – inspire me with your comments – and please, use the social media buttons below the post to spread the word!